Residential Assistant

Job Details

Based at The Leys school in Cambridge, you will be responsible for ensuring the safety, security and pastoral care of Bell students who are studying at our Cambridge school over the summer.

This is a six week residential position and will involve working shifts (including nights and weekends).

Dates: 02 July 2017 - 13 August 2017  

The post holder will deal with weekend arrivals and departures, induction to The Leys Residence, student queries, ensuring under 18s adhere to guidelines and curfew and generally ensuring the safety and security of all Bell Cambridge at The Leys residential students and The Leys residence property, together with other general duties as required.  This role will involve working alongside and reporting to the Residential Supervisor.

Main duties:

• Ensure smooth operation of student arrivals and departures, in liaison with Accommodation department , Student Services Manager and School Administrator

• Induct students to the residence, including fire procedures

• Ensure Residence Rules are adhered to and student discipline is maintained, in liaison with Student Services Manager and School Administrator

• Ensure welfare, safety and security of students at the residence in liaison with the School

• Ensure students aged 16 and 17 follow under 18s guidelines and safeguarding procedures, including adhering to 23:00 curfew

• Deal with student queries and provide information as required in liaison with Student Services Manager and School Administrator

• Ensure security of The Leys residence and furnishings/ property

• Be on call, available for emergency contact in case of incident

• Report incidents or concerns immediately to Student Services Manager or School Administrator and record all such incidents

• Adhere to all procedures in operation and any other general duties as required

Education Level

Essential -  GCSE and A level qualifications (or equivalent) 

Desirable - Degree

Professional/Technical Qualifications

Desirable -  Social or pastoral qualification                    

First Aid qualification


Essential - Pastoral / welfare experience 

Desirable - Working with children and young people                   

Awareness of safeguarding guidelines                   

Working in a residential environment or boarding house 

Personal Skills/Qualities

Essential  - Excellent customer service skills                 

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills                

Excellent organisational skills                

Personable and approachable                  

Ability to deal with younger students                

Time management / able to multi task and work to deadlines                

IT literate                

Ability to work under pressure and deal with difficult situations                 

Able to use initiative as appropriate                

Good team worker                

Flexible attitude                

Ability to work unsocial hours including night duty 

Bell is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. A DBS check (formally CRB) will be requested in the event of a successful application


  • Job Information 

  • Company: Bell
  • Vacancy: Residential Assistant
  • Category: Short-term summer post
  • Salary: £8 per hour
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